Saturday, February 7, 2009

Donut Math

I received this in an email from our Charter School and thought it sounded like a great recipe and learning experience for young cooks in the house. I hope you enjoy it too!

Donut Math

This recipe and worksheet are a creative way for children to learn math and enjoy the finish product. We all know kids love sweets, especially donuts. This recipe is easy to follow and the worksheet is a great way to incorporate math and life lessons. Enjoy!

Applesauce Drop Doughnuts
3 T. margarine, softened
¾ c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
4 ½ c. flour
3 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ c. milk
Oil for frying
Additional sugar

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, beating well.
  3. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture. Add milk. Mix.
  5. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  6. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil. Turn with a slotted spoon and fry until golden.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Roll in sugar.

Yield: 5 dozen
Recipe from Taste of Home Magazine

Cooking Worksheet
(just copy and paste into a new document)

Name __________________
Date ___________________

Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

How much or how many? Use the recipe to answer the following questions.
1. How much applesauce? 1 cup or 2 cups
2. How many eggs? 3 or 4
3. How much milk? ½ cup or ¼ cup
4. How much vanilla? ½ tsp. or 1 tsp.

Unscramble the words. Look back at your recipe.
1. kingab wopder ________________________
2. prod fulsspoontea _________________________
3. pleapsauce ___________________________
4. xingmi lowb ___________________________
5. tricelec letskil ____________________________

Spelling Cross out the word or words in each row that are spelled wrong.
1. salt silt salt selt
2. sugir sugar sugar suger
3. doughnuts doughnuts dougnuts doughnits

Worksheet created by Judy Brown

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